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jetting off to an eight-day vacation on martha's vineyard president obama took volley of questions from a white house press corps feeling neglected the past several months. the topics varied but the president had a message to get out about government surveillance. here a chief white house correspondent ed hen prip. >> afternoon, everybody. these have a seat. >> reporter: president obama used his first full-scale news conference in over three months to try and get out in front of the nsa surveillance controversy he was on his heels over a range of national security issues from his prickly relationship with russia to terror threats from al qaeda and why he still hasn't brought the benghazi killers to justice. >> i also said we'd get bin laden and didn't get him in 11 months. so we have informed, i think, the public there's a sealed indictment. >> reporter: the president was referring to the fact that u.s. officials earlier this week revealed the justice department filed its first criminal charges against an unknown number of people believed to be involved in benghazi, which the president
from obama care. >> why are your employees trying to exempt themselves from the very law that you are attached to enforce. >> i prefer to stay with the current policy that i am pleased with rather than go through a change if i don't need to go through that change. >> reporter: this as newly revealed e-mail suggests irs may have shared confidential information. the american public is entitled to know whether the irs is inappropriately sharing their confidential tax information with other agencies. today he tangled with texas republican. >> you assured us that the irs despite the significant abuses of power were investigating that the irs has never shared private taxpayerer information with other federal agencies. i am looking at an e-mail from 2008 where louis lerner did exactly that. >> i never assured that there aren't incidences that occur. we share information roughly with 300 different federal and state agencies as a matter of routine business. and we have procedures and safe guards in place. >> reporter: lawmakers say in the process of investigating the irs targeting of conse
or obama administration has been fired or lost a paycheck. today the few who were singled out for very mild disciplinary action were invited back into the fold. chief washington correspondent james rosen has tonight's top story. >> reporter: in the nearly 12 months since a premeditated attack at two u.s. installations in benghazi killed four americans, including the ambassador to libya, not a single terrorist has been brought to justice. at the state department, an investigation by the accountability review board, arb, resulted in four employees being placed on administrative leave. now secretary of state john kerry ordered all four reassigned to different jobs. >> clearly things could have been done better. i think that's patently obvious to everybody that followed this almost a year now, but again, we have to let the facts lead where they may and these are people with real lives and real careers and we can't just take action that's not warranted against them to make us all feel better. >> reporter: eric boswell was the highest ranking, he resigned his post. another senior official testifi
for the obama administration to release intelligence backing its claims. we have fox team coverage tonight. fox news military analyst, jennifer griffin at the pentagon, what we know about possible tactics. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on where things stand now. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. at this hour, the president is huddled in meetings whether to inch closer to military action, amid questions whether he will do something he railed against in 2008, acting unilaterally. as syrian officials -- biden joined the officials saying action is imminent. >> national security is strengthened. we will hold accountable those who violate international norms. >> reporter: two years ago this month president obama called for syrian president bashar al-assad to go. today, white house officials declared the objective of any possible military action would not be to drive the dictator from power. >> the options are not about regime change, they're about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> repor
. >> leland vittert, thank you. >>> despite his digs on martha's vineyard, president obama was never far from the egypt crisis. ed henry on a returning president who's had to hit the ground running. >> reporter: just back from vacation, president obama is immediately facing pressure to deal with the spiraling situation in egypt, with defense secretary chuck hagel declaring the violence must end, though he quickly added the administration believes it has little leverage. >> our ability to influence the outcome in egypt is limited. it's up to the egyptian people and they're a large, great, sovereign nation, and it will be their responsibility to sort this out. >> reporter: some key republicans disagree and hit the sunday talk shows to declare it is time for the president to play an important card, cutting off the $1.3 billion in military aid the u.s. provides egypt each year. >> we have no credibility. we do have influence, but when you don't use that influence, then you do not have that influence. >> reporter: we are not winning the hearts and minds of those in egypt. >> we're going to have a
baier is on deck, "special report." >>> as al qaeda attempts to come back, president obama attempts another reset. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. so al qaeda isn't on its last legs after all. president obama is tweaking his message after being forced to shut down almost two dozen diplomatic outposts because of new terror threats. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon with the surprising story of what led to the bulking up of al qaeda in yemen. we begin with ed henry and the president's al qaeda makeover. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. the president used to say al qaeda was on the run, now he's just saying they're on their heels. addressing troops at camp pendleton, he said something he normally shies away from. >> we have been at war with al qaeda. >> reporter: on a late night comedy show, the president stressed to the troops he's all over it. >> even as we designate the al qaeda leadership that attacked us on 9/11, al qaeda affiliates and like minded extremists still threaten our home land. >> reporter: earlier, the president used the soft
their short term futures on obama care, that's next. >>> and checking our fox affiliates around the country, kswb in san diego has the end of the hunt for a teenage girl and the man that abducted her. she's safe, he is dead. >>> a jury convicted whitey bulger. >>> and a live look at orlando, florida, from wofl. big story there, a sinkhole at a luxury resort near disneyworld. that's the look outside the beltway from "special report." we will be right back. i'm beth... and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. infrom chase. so you can. the great outdoors... ...and a great deal. thanks to dad. (gasp) nope. aw! guys! grrrr let's leave the deals to hotels.com.
hours in cairo. shannon, back to you. >> thank you very much. >>> aides to president obama say he is closely monitoring the crisis in egypt. james rosen reports from the state department on what the administration can and won't do about it. >> reporter: u.s. officials said the horrific spectacle of egyptian soldiers fighting, civil war in the most populous nation dealt a blow. he urged all parties to ceasefire and resume dialogue. >> i am convinced that path is in fact still open and it is possible, though it has been made much, much harder, much more complicated by the events today. >> reporter: susan rice briefing president obama during his vacation. his spokesman was questioned on whether the ouster of the muslim brotherhood government in july and latest support or brotherhood supporters don't make it abjectly clear they staged a coup deat that. they would have to halt aid to the military and the obama administration tap danced around it. >> what i am trying to say to you, there are certain legal obligations that go with designation of a coup, and it has been determined by seni
up next. he will get on that breaking news out of the house of commons. >>> the obama administration lays out its case for taking the country to another middle east conflict. this is "special report." good evening. i'm chris wallace. top administration officials are briefing congressional leaders this evening on their case for launching an attack against syria. secretary of state kerry, defense secretary hagel, national security adviser susan rice and james clapper are all laying out evidence the assad regime was responsible for the chemical attack last week that killed hundreds of civilians. we have fox team coverage. james rosen of the state department reports on a surprise defeat in britain. we begin with what the administration is doing right now. >> reporter: we finally reached the pivotal moment where the obama administration is revealing its intelligence. to prove the syrian government is behind the attack. they are doing that as they make their case to congress even though they are not promising votes in congress. syrian president bashar al assad remained defiant denying his
weekend. "special report" is up next. >>> obama administration puts it in writing, laying out a case for military action against syria. this is "special report." good evening, i am doug mcelway in for bret baier. we finally got a look at some of the evidence this afternoon that president obama says puts the blame for last week's chemical attack on damascus squarely at the feet of the assad regime. many at home and abroad are unconvinced military action is about saving lives and not saving face for the president. we have fox team coverage. jennifer griffin at the pentagon has the latest on preparation for battle. james rosen at the state department with john kerry's big moment on the world stage. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry and a president on a very hot and lonely seat. good evening, ed. >> reporter: that's right, good evening, doug. a president that came to power opposing war tonight is on the verge of unilateral military action. after days of the commander in chief laying low on syria and twice letting his secretary of state take the lead, president obama
: the implications are ominous. working will need to foot the bill for retirement for baby boomers. obama care depends on the young to support the cost of the elderly. >> the average adult american pays ten percent of their income to pay for their adult children. a third of my peers 18 through 29 year olds are moving back in with their parents. >> reporter: research shows they are delaying marriage and putting off car purchases and home purchases. the president believes that is about to change. >> if you look at the numbers the amount of new family formation is going to be increasing fairly rapidly. there is going to be pent up demand. >> reporter: it all hinges of job opportunity. a friend seeking to start his own business, a bar. >> the amount of taxes and regulations and red tape at every level of government in city, state, federal in his way of starting the bar. >> reporter: complicating the unemployment picture studies show the longer one out of the workforce the harderer it is to get back in and the difficulty is more pronounced in a tight labor market. >>> please join me tomorrow night
. that's how one republican is describing changes to obama care, creating a loophole and potentially higher bills for you. this is "special report." good evening, i am shannon bream in for bret baier. there are new questions about exceptions to the health care law, involving exemptions in washington and concessions for insurance companies. we have fox team coverage. jim angle reports on the double standard of creators and implement ors of obama care not having to participate. we begin with correspondent wendell goler traveling with the president in martha's vineyard that could leave you paying more out of pocket. good evening, wendell. >> reporter: good evening, shannon. the concession involves the cap on out of pocket costs to go into effect next year, it could double costs for people that use one to manage medical coverage and another for prescription drug benefits. as the president settled in to vacation life on martha's vineyard, word of a new obama care concession to insurance companies, involving the $6300 a year cap on deductibles and co-pays that was supposed to go into effec
, if anything, that president obama is going to do, if anything, about the latest carnage, people are wondering why the ambassador skipped the u.n.'s security council meeting on syria. james rosen has spent the day at the state department trying to get answers. another warning here, this report also contains disturbing video. >> reporter: as the syrian regime assaulted rebel positions in the damascus suburb not far from where an alleged chemical weapons attack killed up to 1800 people on wednesday, the obama administration with held judgment on whether or not the chemical weapons were used. they still reserve opinion on whether or not they can use them. and the u.s. has directed the intelligence community to nail down the facts. >> that means gathering information from witnesses on the ground. it means intelligence-gathering. it means open source reporting and examining that. and obviously, we've taken a close look at that. it means scientific gathering. >> reporter: but republican senator john mccain says he is confidence that the administration has used chemical weapons begin. critics speak o
. jurors had the option to make him eligible for parole after 20 years. >>> up next, president obama sends a message about what he is not willing to do in syria. >>> here's what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. wsvn in south florida shows us how a sailboat and bridge got up close and personal in ft. lauderdale. wnyw in new york asks if the concept of water has a future in the big apple. water. really? and elsewhere. a live look at boston from fox 25. the latest on former football star aaron hernandez murder case. the suspect's cousin was in court today on a criminal contempt charge. that's tonight's live look outside of the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back. i think she tried to kill us. [ sighs ] are you kidding me? no, it's only 15 calories. [ male announcer ] with reddi wip, fruit never sounded more delicious. mmm. [ male announcer ] with 15 calories per serving and real cream, the sound of reddi wip is the sound of joy. [ ship horn blows ] no, no, no! stop! humans. one day we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... not
. >> okay. kids, that's it. >>> president obama weighs what could be the most important and difficult decision of his presidency, whether to syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on the ground. this is special report. >>> good evening. i'm bret baier. the russians are warning us off. syria is promising chaos if we do it, but president obama tonight is said to be considering a military response to the latest chemical weapons attacks in syria. we have fox team coverage tonight. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon. but we begin with chief white house correspondent, ed henry on the politics of the syria crisis both here and overseas and where we are right now. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening. they believe that not only that chemical weapons were used but that they can pin it on the sire yan -- syrian government. secretary john kerry flatly declared president obama believes there must be accountability for the use of what he called the world's most heinous weapons. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of moralit
president obama has repeatedly denounced leaks, there was an extraordinary breach leaked today, putting the administration in a flattering light. u.s. officials told "the new york times" the white house decided to close the embassies after intercepting electronic communications between top al qaeda leaders. one u.s. official boasting this was significant, it was the big guys talking and talking about very specific timing for an attack or attacks. the leak about intercepting electronic communications is a bit of unfortunate timing for the administration, just as it has been taking heat over whether the nsa surveillance programs go too far, although the new information showing such close coordination between al qaeda's core leadership in pakistan and top affiliate in the arabian peninsula raises new questions about whether the terror group is really on the run. >> we have brought continually pressure to bear on both al qaeda core and al qaeda's affiliates, and we have for a number of years made clear our intention in terms of the threat presented by al qaeda has shifted in focus to some o
report" is next. >>> the obama administration consults with allies, finally agrees to talk to congressional leaders before pulling the trigger on syria. this is "special report." good evening, i'm bret baier. the only shots being fired continue to be of the rhetorical variety tonight as the anticipation grows of a u.s. military attack against syria. the u.s. is so far playing by the rules with other nations. however, the lawmakers here at home were until today definitely feeling left out. we have fox team coverage. melissa francis in new york has economic implications of a military move on syria. catherine herridge looks at how limited strikes worked before. james rosen at the state department looks at the possible blow back the action may carry for our allies and adversaries. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry with where things stand now. hello, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. fox learned tomorrow the white house will brief top house and senate members about key intelligence involving syria, and also possible strikes that are planned against syria.
the obama administration to issue a worldwide travel alert. here is senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler . >> reporter: the scope of the shut down is unprecedented. 21 embassies and consulates in the middle east, north africa, south central asia. never has a security concern prompted action of that magnitude. lawmakers briefed on the threat say the specifics are classified and won't reveal much. >> it is al qaeda linked and based upon our experience in the past, we know that when information surfaces that shows that our personnel are at risk, we should act on that information. >> reporter: last year's attack on the benghazi consulate that claimed the lives of ambassador chris stevens and three others seems to be the reason for the latest intelligence. most of the u.s. installations in the region will be closed on what is often the busiest day in the muslim world. texas republican congress wonders if the publicity is counter productive. >> if we're going to secure our embassies, maybe that's something we ought to just do and not necessarily hold a press confere
of hundreds of people in egypt, president obama has seen enough. this is "special report." good evening. i'm john robertson for bret baier this thursday evening. president obama says it can no longer be business as usual between the united states and egypt. the death toll from fighting between the military backed leadership and muslim brotherhood supporters has now eclipsed 600. now, the u.s. has issued a very public rebuke of the egyptian government. wendell goler is with the president on martha's vineyard tonight. >> reporter: egypt's most violent day since the ouster of hosni maubarak pulled the president out of vacation briefly and said the u.s. will boycott joint exercises that had been set next month. >> our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> reporter: the biannual exercises began two years after the egypt-israel peace treaty and once a mainstay of the relationship and haven't been held since 2009 because of the continue i continuing instability. here on martha's vineyard, president obam
than president obama has acknowledged thus far, but the official line is mistakes happen. wendell goler is with the president tonight. >> reporter: with the president on family vacation in new england, his aides referred reporters to the national security agency, where officials said their mistakes reflect a tiny fraction of their operations and all are taken seriously. the director of compliance said, quote, we keep our overseers informed through immediate reporting and periodic reporting, and yet the agency failed to report a 2008 order to track phone calls from egypt, international code 20, that wound up tracking calls from washington, d.c. when the computer read area code 202. >> it was an innocent mistake. but it demonstrates the ease with which the nsa by the push of a button, whether deliberate or accidental, can get large volumes of u.s. communications. >> reporter: "the washington post" reporter that broke the story says the internal nsa audit leaked to him by edward snowden contains more information than is provided to congressional oversite committees. dianne feinstein said i
, not only in egypt but elsewhere. ed henry at the white house with an obama administration foreign policy in turmoil. we begin with leland vittert with the latest from egypt and syria. hello. >> reporter: there are claims about the chemical weapons attacks, it is too dangerous for journalists to be inside syria. the rebels claim upwards of 1,000 people died in the attacks. some video they provided as proof we can show you, although it is graphic, some of it. room after room, the bodies of children lay still. if unblurred, you would see their faces look like they're sleeping. they are not, says this doctor. i tried to treat 50 kids, he said. they all died. streets turned into morgues. this sheet covering this little girl's body reads unknown number 27. witnesses say injured began to arrive at hospitals shortly after 4:00 a.m. with classic symptoms of nerve gas, foaming at the mouth, shaking limbs and dilated pupils. we ran out of atropine, says the doctor. we had to choose. daylight showed those they couldn't save and those wrapped for burial, it is impossible to count the victims. no soon
has the latest. >> reporter: as president obama headed west to talk up housing reform and appear on the tonight show with jay leno, things intensified. a drone killed four al qaeda militants, as the u.s. and british embassies evacuated staff, drawing furious reaction from the yemen government. the ministry of foreign affairs put out a statement declaring while the government of yemen appreciates foreign governments' concern for the safety of their citizens, evacuation of embassy staff serves the interests of extremists and undermine's the exceptional cooperation between yemen and the international alliance against terrorism. the surprising split, five days after mr. obama took great pains in the oval office to show close cooperation with president hadi of yemen, left officials at the state department splitting hairs over whether it was an evacuation. >> i think if you look up in a dictionary the definition -- >> what would you call it if you're suddenly told you have to leave, a plane is flown in, you're forced to leave. >> it is called order of depat you are. >> reporter: at thu
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